carnal

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From Middle English, from Latin carnālis (fleshly, of the flesh), from carō (flesh).

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carnal (comparative more carnal, superlative most carnal)

  1. Relating to the physical and especially sexual appetites.
  2. Worldly or earthly; temporal.
  3. Of or relating to the body or flesh.

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From Latin carnālis.

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carnal (masculine and feminine plural carnals)

  1. carnal (relating to the physical, especially sexual, appetites)
  2. consanguineous (descending from the same ancestor)
    germà carnal
    blood brother

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Portuguese[edit]

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From Old Portuguese carnal, from Latin carnālis (of the flesh), from carō (flesh).

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carnal m or f (plural carnais, comparable)

  1. carnal (relating to the physical, especially sexual, appetites)
  2. (religion) carnal; earthly; worldly (concerned with human matters)
    Synonym: terreno
    Antonym: espiritual
  3. consanguineous (descending from the same ancestor)
    Synonym: consanguíneo
    irmão carnalblood brother.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin carnālis (fleshly, of the flesh), from caro (flesh).

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carnal (plural carnales)

  1. carnal (relating to the physical, especially sexual, appetites)
    Synonyms: sexual, libidinoso
  2. consanguineous, by blood (related through birth)
    Synonym: consanguíneo
    • 1962, Julio Cortázar, “Simulacros”, in Historias de cronopios y de famas:
      Por ejemplo, el patíbulo, hasta hoy nadie se ha puesto de acuerdo sobre el origen de la idea, mi hermana la quinta afirma que fue uno de mis primos carnales, que son muy filósofos, pero mi tío el mayor sostiene que se le ocurió a él después de leer una novela de capa y espada.
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carnal m (plural carnales, feminine carnala, feminine plural carnalas)

  1. (Mexico) Ellipsis of hermano carnal (brother by blood); brother (in opposition to adopted or in-law)

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